Dean Elgar Takes Over from Alastair Cook as Essex Opener

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Essex has signed Dean Elgar on a three-year contract, confirming his status as one of their overseas players. Elgar, who previously played for Somerset and Surrey in the county game, will be joining his international teammate Simon Harmer at Chelmsford. “I’m thrilled to embark on this new chapter of my cricketing journey with Essex,” said Elgar. The club’s head coach, Anthony McGrath, expressed excitement about Elgar’s talent and experience, noting his outstanding career in Test cricket. Elgar is expected to join Essex for their pre-season tour of Abu Dhabi in March, alongside new signing Jordan Cox.

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